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Bike4Alz Team Rolls Into Paducah July 2nd
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - Thirteen Western Kentucky University students are biking 3,600 miles across the country this summer to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s research and for those living with dementia.
 
The team is riding for the nonprofit organization, Bike4Alz, founded in 2010 by Western Kentucky University students.  This summer’s ride is the organization’s sixth ride. The previous five teams have biked over 14,000 miles and raised nearly $250,000 for the American Alzheimer’s Association.  

The bike team left San Francisco on May 18 and will arrive in Virginia Beach, VA., on July 23. The riders will be in Paducah on Monday, July 2.  

The 2018 Bike4Alz goal is to raise $75,000 to support the fight to end Alzheimer’s, a disease which affects more than 5 million Americans.  

The community is invited to support the team at a “Bikes, Brews, and BBQ” event at Rolling Hills Country Club on July 2 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event includes food by Texas Roadhouse, live performances by Leight July and Carson Beyer, Dippin’ Dots ice cream, yard games and swimming. A symbolic bike ride will be held at Hendron Lone Oak Elementary School. 

Tickets are available in advance through eventbrite.com. Presale discount prices are $25.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under. Tickets are also available at the door.    

The 2018 Bike4Alz riders are residents of Kentucky and Tennessee. The riders are Alex Stackhouse, Ethan Hunt, Jake Edmunds, Wil Scott, Erik Roepke, Griffin Beckner, Jacob Karaglanis, JB Carter, Matthew Crawford, Noah Rudloff, Seth Chaney, Griffin Heltsley, and Jeremy Latham.  
  
To make a donation or “dedicate a day” for loved one, visit bike4alz.org, or venmo: @bike4alz. For team updates, visit “Bike4alz” on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. 

Bike4Alz is a certified 501(c)(3) registered non-profit committed to joining the fight to end dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Each year, a group of college-aged bikers and drivers pedal across the country and host events along the way in an effort to spread awareness and raise funds for the American Alzheimer's Association.

Published 09:00 PM, Saturday Jun. 09, 2018
Updated 03:06 PM, Sunday Jun. 10, 2018

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